Rasmussen Poll Shows Presidential Race In Virtual Dead Heat, Clinton Ahead 42%-41%
By Rasmussen Reports // October 19, 2016
UNDECIDED SIX PERCENT COULD DECIDE ELECTION
ABOVE VIDEO: Highlights from the second Presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The final debate is scheduled for Wednesday October 19, 2016.
(RASMUSSEN REPORTS) – Individual states will ultimately tell the tale in the upcoming presidential election, but right now the race for the Oval office nationally is about as tight as it can be.
Rasmussen Reports’ latest White House Watch survey finds Hillary Clinton with 42% support among Likely U.S. Voters and Donald Trump with 41%.
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson picks up seven percent (7%), while Green Party nominee Jill Stein again has two percent (2%) of the vote, according to our latest national telephone and online survey. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided.
Yesterday, Clinton took a two-point lead – 43% to 41% – after ending last week behind her Republican rival by an identical margin.
She jumped ahead by seven at the beginning of last week following the airing of a video showing Trump making graphic sexual remarks, but the race evened out again following the candidates’ second debate.
Their final debate is tomorrow night.
Eighty-five percent (85%) of voters say they are now sure how they are going to vote, and among these voters, Clinton and Trump are dead even at 47% apiece.
Johnson gets five percent (5%) support, Stein two percent (2%). Among voters who still could change their minds, it’s Clinton 37%, Trump 30%, Johnson 26% and Stein seven percent (7%).
Rasmussen Reports updates its White House Watch survey daily Monday through Friday at 8:30 am Eastern based on a three-day rolling average of 1,500 Likely U.S. Voters.
All three nights in the latest survey follow the release of a New York Times story alleging Trump’s sexual harassment of several women.
Trump has adamantly denied the allegations. Clinton, meanwhile, has been beset by WikiLeaks’ release of hundreds of internal Democratic Party e-mails, raising further legal and ethical questions about her and her campaign.
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